Frank De Rosa
Frank E. De Rosa is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR and state manager to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center. He provides technical assistance and consultation for IDOE. He is currently assisting IDOE on major initiatives including the development of an SEA mission and vision statement and department-wide strategic plan, a new set of academic state standards and assessments for English language arts and mathematics, college and career readiness, Science Technology Engineering and Math education, Title I, Title III, and early childhood education. De Rosa has served in Illinois on topics including educator evaluation models, suing data for school improvement planning, school board finances and family and community engagement. De Rosa has also provided technical assistance and consultation to the Minnesota Department of Education on their High School Redesign project, to the Ohio Department of Education concerning their new “credit flexibility” policy, and to several state and regional offices and school districts involved in the school improvement process. From 2007 to 2009, he served as team lead for audits of the English language arts curriculum for districts in No Child Left Behind corrective action, under contract with the New York State Education Department.
De Rosa was principal (2003-2007) and associate principal (1993-2003) of Elk Grove High School, with a student enrollment of 2000+, in a diverse inner suburb of Chicago. Under his principalship the high school experienced four consecutive years of improvement on composite ACT scores; with multiple subgroups, made adequate yearly progress according to the Prairie State Achievement Exam and the federal No Child Left Behind legislation; in two subgroups, Hispanic students and students from low-income families, its scores were the highest in the district; with an emphasis on advanced placement participation, brought a 24 percentage point increase in participation and a nine percentage point increase in students scoring three or higher in one year.
De Rosa has 36 years of experience in public school education as a teacher and administrator. He has extensive experience in school administration, including a position as principal of a large high school in a diverse suburban district. De Rosa has a strong background in school improvement, high school reform, and leadership team building.